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    Pirate Era 1720 Spanish Half Real Reale "Piece of Eight" 14K Gold Pendant | Artifact #9588

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    The Pirate Piece of Eight - Buried Treasure for the Treasure Hunter in All of Us!

    Please Note: These are authentic Spanish Piece of Eight Treasure Coins, and you will receive the pair of cuff links in the photographs and description.


    When we think of the treasure coins of pirate lore, the silver Spanish colonial coins of Central and South America immediately come to mind. Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago, Henry Morgan, Edward Teach (Blackbeard), John Rackham (Calico Jack), Mary Read, Anne Bonny and many others, these were the coins that drove their raiding and pillaging of land and sea! Even the great, and often maligned, “pirate hunter” Captain William Kidd used these coins to purchase rum and wine for his crew.

    Crudely shaped and hand-hammered, these silver pieces of history are some of the most intriguing and beautiful coins ever minted. And because each coin was minted by hand, they are one of a kind. Unlike a machine minted coin, it is impossible for anyone else to posses a coin exactly like yours!

    Your Spanish Cob Treasure Coins

    • Date: circa 1720
    • Denomination: 1/2 Reales
    • Mint: Mexico City, Nueva Espana (present day Mexico)
    • Ruler: King Philip V of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
    • Obverse (Front): The Florenzada Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): Monogram of the King Of Spain
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2mm
    • Pendant size including bezel: 5/8" Across, 1 1/8" Tall - the width of a U.S. dime 

    Robert's Note: Stunning detail, beautiful cross and monogram with 1/2 denomination and partial "ILI" for PHILIP the V of Spain. Excellent condition for its age. It was stashed and hidden not long after it was minted. Rare denomination - less than 7% of the coins minted at that time were 1/2 reales. The majority were the large 8 reales. 

    Your Spanish Cob Coin Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, 8 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht"Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    3. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    4. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card